Boston Bruins fans send their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the TD Banknorth Garden on December 20, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
I spent a long summer thinking about that playoff series and what could have been. [The Blackhawks] ended up being the Stanley Cup champions, so we know we lost to a very good team. It's tough to know how close we were, and it motivates us for this year.
— Nashville captain Shea Weber in an interview with the Predators website